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IAEE Expo! Expo! First Timers Program is in Full Swing for 2017

August 21, 2017

Shepard to Sponsor Legacy Program

DALLAS, 21 August 2017 – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) today announces a three year partnership between IAEE and Shepard to sponsor the IAEE First Timers Program. The program offers qualified participants, those new to IAEE as an exhibition or event organizer as of 1 January 2017, the opportunity to attend Expo! Expo!, IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition, on a full meeting pass at no cost.

“Shepard is thrilled to be back on board with this program. IAEE’s commitment to providing education and fostering relationships to everyone in the events community strongly aligns with our values and we can’t think of a better initiative to support,” says Richard Maples, Shepard’s executive vice president of Sales.

“This is an important program for our membership that provides a great first impression of the event and IAEE as a whole,” said IAEE EVP and COO, Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. “We are pleased to have Shepard on board as the sponsor of this vital program and it really shows their commitment to nurturing IAEE organizer members and getting them involved in the IAEE community.”

Qualified IAEE members who register for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2017 by 6 November will be eligible for a complimentary meeting registration featuring sessions with industry leaders to learn how to maximize their experience at Expo! Expo!, including:

  • First Timers Networking Program and Reception
    • 27 November at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
  • First Timers Lounge
    • 28 November from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
    • 29 November from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.;
    • 30 November from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
  • Meet Up
    • 29 November from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
  • Champagne Toast and Send Off
    • 30 November from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information or to apply for the First Timers Program, contact IAEE Events Manager Taylor Lopez at or +1 (972) 687-9217.

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint, Buttine Exhibition Insurance, Convention News Television (CNTV), Freeman, New Orleans & Company, New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Personify – A2Z Events, Swapcard and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.

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